Criminal Justice System Websites

Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Provides a comprehensive approach to re-entry including mentorship, mental health services, supportive housing, access to jobs and education, and opportunities to advocate for criminal...
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CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, offers information, tips, and resources to help people with criminal convictions overcome barriers they might...
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Dismas Ministries

Renews and strengthens the faith of the imprisoned by providing them with free scripture, faith and prayer resources. Click here for more...
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Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

Provides legal representation to condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and...
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Home Boy Industries

Provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become...
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Human Rights Watch

Provides an international perspective on prison issues with a human rights focus.  Click here for more information.

JustFaith Ministries

Offers programs and resources to people of faith to sustain them in their compassionate commitment to build a more just and peaceful...
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Kolbe House

An agency of the Department of Parish Life and Formation of the Archdiocese of Chicago and deals directly with those involved in...
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National Reentry Resource Center

Provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner...
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POV Films

POV (“point of view”) Films is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Premieres 14-16 of the best, most innovative programs every...
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Prison Fellowship Ministries

Partners with local churches across the country to minister to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families. Click here for more information.

Prison Policy Initiative

Produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society....
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Prison Visitation & Support

A volunteer visitation program to federal and military prisons throughout the United States. Click here for more information.

Project Return

Provide services and connects people with resources needed to return successfully to work and community after incarceration. Read more.

Restorative Justice Online

A collaboration between Prison Fellowship International and the Centre for Justice and Reconciliation, works to develop and promote restorative justice in criminal...
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Sojourners

Encourages Christians to put their faith into action in the passionate pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship through resources like...
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START

Study, Think, Act, Respond Together. Promotes a way to study and work together with others to create a better world. Learn more...
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Statistic Brain

Provides accurate and timely statistics on a wide variety of subjects. Click here for more information on child incarceration rates. Click here...
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Strong Women

A production of the Still Point Theater Collective in Chicago, this short theatrical piece is created from poetry written by women incarcerated...
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The BARD Initiative

Creates the opportunity for incarcerated men and women to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences. Click here for more...
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The Center for Restorative Justice

Works in the field of violent-offense (post-incarceration) mediation by adopting the concept of circle remedies. Click here for more information.

The National Prison Project

This division of the NAACP Branch and Field Services Department, works to re-enfranchise former felons who have served their sentence, reactivate former...
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Written Inside

A series of podcasts from WBEZ in Chicago, about life inside a maximum-security prison cell, adapted from essays written at Stateville Correctional...
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